Only seven months before the launch of what is now considered the fastest computer in the world, IBM has just announced that it is already designing its successor. If the *Roadrunner*, the current champion, has a processing capacity of 1 petaflop, the new computer, codenamed *Sequoia*, will have a speed of 20 petaflops, with 1 petaflop equivalent to the absurd amount of 1 quadrillion calculations per second, that is, the combined processing power of 2 million notebooks of average configuration.